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Hinckley #528547

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 14, 1983
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(Studio) Continue recovery of John Hinckley, Junior, from latest suicide attempt reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Hinckley's pre-trial diary accting. his stalking of Ronald Reagan prior to his inaugural address and of President Jimmy Carter in 1980 examined; details outlined on screen. Police ofr. Thomas Kaschak's concern over Hinckley's behavior during inaugural festivities described; Hinckley's support for use of insanity plea to escape prison quoted. His claim of 8 others involved in plots to kill Reagan and Carter said dismissed by FBI; ad in "Soldier of Fortune" magazine placed by Hinckley in 1979 shown. FBI's conclusion of Hinckley's conspiracy account noted.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) Reaction of Hinckley's parents to son's trial, in "Reader's Digest" magazine, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Polk, James

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